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Larry Wall
July 2, 2002 13:07
Re: Perl 6 Summary
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Are you sure Ruby isn't just using dynamic variables?  My information may
be old, but that's all it seemed like to me.  A certain amount of confusion
naturally arises in the Ruby world because of the absence of explicit
declaration, so the name binding rules get to be rather complicated.

In fact, that's the basic underlying problem with Ruby, as far as I can
tell.  In pursuing the principle of least surprise, they've merely swept
the surprises elsewhere.   Waterbed theory of surprise, if you will...


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